What is a Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is a life with God for others, as opposed to a life with others for God. We are helping people in high capacity places of leadership, whether in ministry or the marketplace, to cultivate healthy habits to discover and discern what a life with God could be like.
The majority of people we are working with are already far too familiar with doing “for” God. Most individuals and organizations are heavily focused on growing outwardly. This typically manifests itself in bigger budgets, bigger buildings and outcomes oriented programs.
Spiritual Direction, most simply put, is an invitation to grow inwardly.
OBSTACLES IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
We spend our whole lives pouring out, giving, serving, acting, doing, talking, caring, working, building, planting, going, launching, cleaning, preparing, training, learning, studying, writing, scheming, planning, sending, moving, running…this list could go on forever.
Oh, dear friends, if you are not careful momentum can easily become a thief of intimacy. Momentum can also be a form of self protection, insulating us from a posture of receptivity.
When have you ever been invited to embrace the antonyms of the words above? Words like being poured into, receiving, being served, inaction, being, listening, not caring, resting, tearing down, waiting, remaining, witholding, being messy, unprepared, being enough, unlearning, meditating, looking, being present, reflecting, returning, stillness, walking?
Sadly, this list probably won’t make it’s way into any Christian leadership journal.